Business

Credit institutions urged to handle bad debts

The State Bank of Vietnam has issued a document on the implementation of the Prime Minister’s decision on dealing with credit institutions’ bad debts and the establishment of the Vietnam Asset Management Company.
Deputy PM on key trip to RoK Politics

Deputy PM on key trip to RoK

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan rounded out the first day of his working visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK), holding working sessions with three government ministries in Seoul on August 26.
Agent Orange’s reach beyond war Society

Agent Orange’s reach beyond war

Years after the war, the US Army continued to use the cargo planes that once sprayed Agent Orange (AO) in Vietnam to transport their soldiers, without notifying them of the risks associated with the toxic defoliant.
Vietnam tightens medical waste management Environment

Vietnam tightens medical waste management

A project worth around 8 million USD will help better the management of medical waste in Vietnam towards reducing emissions of organic compounds and mercury that are resistant to environmental degradation.
Business

Get tough on economy: experts

A Vietnamese financial expert has predicted an economically gloomier year for 2012 as the recession bottomed out.

"Stronger measures must be taken to restructure the economy," director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics, Tran Dinh Thien, told a conference held by the National Financial Supervisory Committee on Jan 9.

"The world is on eve of a financial crisis and this has revealed the instabilities of Vietnam in the global economy. It will be a very hard year for Vietnam and the recession will reach its bottom."
Environment

Project improves natural disaster resilience

Over the past year, awareness of people in 16 communes in six cities and provinces of Vietnam about natural disaster prevention and fighting has been significantly improved by a groundbreaking project.
Business

Banks to stop gold deposits to curtail risks

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is considering a deadline to stop gold deposit and lending activities in an effort to prevent risks and insecurity for the domestic market, six months after taking measures to restrict gold trading activities.
Society

Vietnam considers biosafety a priority

The Vietnamese government always gives priority to developing biotechnology during the country’s modernisation and industrialisation process while attaching more importance to biosafety.
A/H1N1 flu claims 49 lives in Vietnam Health

A/H1N1 flu claims 49 lives in Vietnam

Vietnam’s health ministry has confirmed 49 deaths from the A/H1N1 flu as of December 15, with two recent victims were pregnant and the other already suffered from the African fever.
Business

Seafood processors keen to export to Russia

Many Vietnamese seafood processors are proposing that the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Physio-Sanitary Surveillance (VPSS) increases the number of Vietnamese businesses permitted to export their products to the country.